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Recall 17V622000

Auxiliary Heater Wiring Overeats And Melts

Recall Details

The electrical connector for the auxiliary heater may overheat due to corrosion internally, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the auxiliary heater and update related component software as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electrical connector for the auxiliary heater may be subject to becoming corroded, leading to the wiring to overheat and possibly melt. This could cause a vehicle fire.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Audi recall numbers are 80C5 and 80C6.

Electrical & Lights, October 05, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 05, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
216,440
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V622000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Audi A5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A4 Allroad and Q5 vehicles. Contact corrosion within the electrical connector for the auxiliary heater may cause the heater wires to overheat or melt.
Consequence
The melted wires can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the auxiliary heater and, as necessary, update the software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 80C5 and 80C6.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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